8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks:
The 8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks (DPT) was held at Canberra, Australia.
- Both India and Australia reviewed the bilateral defence cooperation and explored new initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defence engagements.
- Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership based on mutual trust and understanding, common interests and shared values.
- India highlighted the potential of the Indian defence industry with capacity and capability to cooperate with Australian Armed forces in its shipbuilding and maintenance plans.
- Both sides agreed for early finalization of hydrography agreement.